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Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund according to a news report from Axios. Reportedly, Jay Z (Shawn Carter), will partner with the venture capital firm Sherpa Capital, which has invested in companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Slack. He also will partner with Jay Brown, a longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation. The...

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If you're craving a doughnut in Atlanta, you might just get served at a Krispy Kreme owned by Shaquille O'Neal....

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While the term "revitalization" can carry loaded connotations, Gregory Minott and Troy Depeiza, co-founders of DREAM Collaborative, strive to bring something of value to surrounding communities with every project. Whether it's their interior fit-out for the Whittier Street Health Center that contains a fitness facility and medical lab in Roxbury,...

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In August of 2015, Tris Sicignano; a New Orleans native, and Klarque Garrison were two Atlanta neighbors trying to figure things out. With years of experience in the entertainment industry the two teamed up to create a revolutionary new streaming network; Surge Television. Tris, after beginning her career in television at the age of 16 […]...

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Father-Son Team Develop Trivia Board Game

Earth Encounters is a trivia board game fueled by the concept that conversations among friends ignite big ideas, which not only impact our world, but make it a better place, as well. Earlier this year Taylor Walker, an MBA student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise $15,000, in order to mass...

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Motown legend Berry Gordy helped create a trailblazing new sound in American music. He formed his musical empire in 1959, overseeing all of its operations from a Detroit house dubbed “Hitsville U.S.A.” He reportedly modeled his business, which became a global hit-making factory, after the Ford Motor Co. assembly line. Today, the famous Hitsville U....

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The racial and gender makeup of investment boards is tied directly to the investment decisions they make, especially when it comes to funding companies led by people of color or female founders, according to a new study released by the U.S. Small Business Administration.SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet highlighted the importance of the...

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BET founder Bob Johnson and his entertainment content distribution company RLJ Entertainment have formed a strategic partnership with AMC Networks. The partnership reportedly will build on each company’s long track record of successfully developing high-quality content for targeted audiences and capitalizing on new technology to meet the...

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Miami Heat’s forward and team captain Udonis Haslem, who along with his JFC Miami business partner Ramona D. Hall, is set to open two Einstein Bros. Bagels and two Starbucks locations in The Magic City. The new franchise outlets add to Haslem’s portfolio that includes five Subway sandwich shops and two Auntie Anne’s.JFC Miami Management...

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Motown legend Gladys Knight and her son Shanga Hankerson have gone to war over the use of her name at his Atlanta restaurants, Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffle. Her name and brand have been greatly sullied and contaminated since her son was arrested for allegedly robbing the restaurant chain – just months after one of […]...

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